Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital Provides More Efficient Exams with Toshiba X-ray in New GI Lab

Kalare Offers High Image Quality and Flexibility to Meet Clinical Needs

TUSTIN, Calif., July 21, 2014 – To offer pre- and postoperative care to patients all within one dedicated unit, Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital installed its third KalareTM X-ray system from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. This system was installed in the recently renovated gastrointestinal (GI) lab and will allow Nacogdoches to meet clinical needs by expanding itsservices to patients with digestive disorders and improve the patient experience with shorter exams.

“We’ve been long-term partners with Toshiba and have experienced their tailored service and support with two existing Kalare X-rays,” said Freddie Gibson, director, Medical Imaging Services, Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. “When we needed a new X-ray for our renovated GI lab, it was a no-brainer to select Toshiba’s Kalare. The Kalare is extremely user-friendly and offers outstanding image quality, making exams easier for technologists to perform and provide more accurate diagnoses in less time.”

Toshiba’s Kalare R&F X-ray is designed with a “one system” approach, providing full-featured system utility to handle a diverse patient load while helping staff perform more exams with ease, comfort and speed. The Kalare combines a user interface and feature set with true all-digital imaging for fluoroscopic and radiographic examinations. Its high resolution and removable, large field-of-view digital detector allow all-digital images to be captured and displayed instantly on dedicated digital workstations.

“Purchasing imaging equipment is a significant investment for any healthcare facility,” said David Sloop, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “That’s why it’s important for hospitals to not only select the most advanced technology, but purchase equipment from a company that puts its customers first in offering service, training and education throughout the life of the system.”

About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and cardiovascular equipment, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit the TAMS website at

About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba. Visit Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation’s website at

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future,” Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation” and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in a safe, secure and comfortable society.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion). To find out more about Toshiba, visit

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